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Timmy Finch Apr 02, 2020

My first tip should have been the text I received from my father-in-law. He was looking for suggestions on bikes that he and my mother-in-law could get and ride. They’ve had bikes before but those were left to succumb to the salt air and rust, abandoned outdoors right next to the best intentions to ride […]

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Kurt Holzer Mar 19, 2020

As I write this we still seem far from getting a final handle on how to deal with the coronavirus.  Planned events, including USACycling competitive and other events, pro tour events and alternative events like the Belgian Waffle ride have all been cancelled or rescheduled. And your author is at the moment is a 14-day […]

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20-20 Bike Vision
Lauri Boxer-Macomber Mar 16, 2020

Coach Oke’s Ghost Bike  Several years ago, I was jogging alongside Reid Park in Tucson, Arizona when suddenly I was greeted by an old ghost bike.  The stark white frame of the bicycle memorial juxtaposed against the soft, dusty hues of the desert landscape immediately caught my attention. What retained it was a hand-painted sign […]

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Timmy Finch Bullitt Bike
Timmy Finch Mar 13, 2020

I’ve always been a bike guy, but not always a cargo bike guy. For a long time I was a fixie guy focused on the “less is more” approach to my bike. To be honest, I bristled at the idea of a saddle bag. I used to think the point of riding was to go […]

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Timmy Finch Feb 12, 2020

One of the simplest, yet most important, ideas that we as cycling advocates try to convey to drivers is that people riding bikes on the roads are actual people with lives and identities apart from just “cyclist.” They are people on bikes. They are wives, husbands, daughters cousins, and uncles, for example. They are also […]

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Bruce Hagen Oct 23, 2019

In the quaint downtown of Hogansville, Georgia, the memories of a once thriving economy are visible at every turn, from the old Opera House to the Royal Theater.   In this quiet corner of Troup County, south of the hustle and bustle of Newnan and the revitalized town of Senoia, Hogansville sits like a memory […]

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Fairhope Bike Shop
Peter Wilborn Sep 16, 2019

Katie Bolton and her husband Joseph are the proud owners of Fairhope Cycle and Tri in Fairhope, Alabama – the eastern shore.  Their shop has been open for 8 years now and in addition to selling and servicing bicycles, the shop often is a “hub” for cycling events in the Fairhope area.   Katie grew up in […]

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Peter Wilborn Aug 20, 2019

A camera is necessary kit for every ride. But finding the right camera has been a challenge, until now. My rebuttable presumption: the Ricoh GR III is the best cycling camera of all time. Read on, and if you can prove there’s a better one, let me know. The Ideal Cycling Camera To find the […]

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Uber Biking Escort
Charlie Thomas Jul 11, 2019

I often find myself wanting to ride on a roadway corridor that doesn’t want me there. At best, I could make it across alive with some close calls and a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. At worst, I wouldn’t be around to write this blog post.  Of course, a safer, alternate route […]

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Rachael Maney Bike Law
Rachael Maney Jul 10, 2019

Outrage.  It is what drives action and engagement on the interwebs these days. If it’s not outrageous, it’s boring. The Election of 2018 proved that outrage increases TOS (“time on site”) more than friendship, sympathy, desire, or anything else.  Judgment. By definition it is necessary to reach any conclusion about anything. But passing it on […]

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Bike Law Alps
Charlie Thomas Jul 07, 2019

It’s Tour de France time. I follow the racing daily through the footage on TV feed and still photos. But I hadn’t ever considered what’s happening on the other side of the camera lens. Like, what actually goes into snapping these pictures that we see documenting the Tour’s happenings? I started to care more about […]

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Brendan Kevenides May 09, 2019

As the train crossed from Belgium into the Netherlands my excitement grew.  I sat forward to get a better look out of the window at the country side. Then I saw them, beautiful, clean, pale red ribbons stretching through the low lying land.    They were bicycle paths; actually not so much paths as bicycle highways, […]

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